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gallery tunic + dress sewing pattern

gallery tunic + dress sewing pattern
Price: $14.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC015GT
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Relaxed-fit pull-on tunic or dress. The tunic features cuffed three-quarter-length sleeves and a one-piece collar. The dress includes in-seam pockets, button-cuff full-length sleeves, and a band collar. Both versions include an inset front placket with a fun pleated detail, an inverted box pleat at back, and a curved shirttail hem that’s slightly longer in back.

 

gallery tunic + dress sewing pattern
  • Description

    Relaxed-fit pull-on tunic (View A) or dress (View B). The tunic features cuffed three-quarter-length sleeves and a one-piece collar. The dress includes in-seam pockets, button-cuff full-length sleeves, and a band collar. Both versions include an inset front placket with a fun pleated detail, an inverted box pleat at back, and a curved shirttail hem that’s slightly longer in back. Effortless and feminine, this flattering classic-but-contemporary piece can take on many different looks depending on how you style it. And, really, isn’t that the fun part?

    Suggested Fabrics

    Suitable for drapey or lightweight woven fabric such as sateen, double gauze, shirting, voile, lawn, rayon, and silk.

    Notions

    Tunic: Coordinating thread and featherweight fusible interfacing.
    Dress: Coordinating thread, featherweight fusible interfacing, and four 3/8" or 1/2" buttons for sleeve cuff.

    gallery tunic + dress sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 3/4 yards 3 3/4 yards 3 3/4 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards

     

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3 3/4 yards 3 3/4 yards 3 3/4 yards 3 3/4 yards 3 3/4 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards

     

    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Chest 38" 39" 40" 41" 42" 43"
    View A Length* 29 3/4" 30" 30 1/4" 30 1/2" 30 3/4" 31"
    View B Length* 38 3/4" 39" 39 1/4" 39 1/2" 39 3/4" 40"

     

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Chest 44 1/2" 46" 47 1/2" 49 1/2" 51 1/2"
    View A Length* 31 1/4" 31 1/2" 31 3/4" 32" 32 1/4"
    View B Length* 40 1/4" 40 1/2" 40 3/4" 41" 41 1/4"

    * Measured from center back.

     

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Natural Waist
    (in.)
    Dropped Waist
    (in.) *
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 27" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 28" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 29" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 30" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 31" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 32" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 33 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 35" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 36 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 40 1/2" 48 1/2"

    * Measured 1 1/2" below natural waist

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Natural Waist
    (cm)
    Dropped Waist
    (cm) *
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 69 89
    2 85 66 71 92
    4 88 69 74 94
    6 90 71 76 97
    8 93 74 79 99
    10 95 76 81 102
    12 99 80 85 106
    14 103 84 89 109
    16 107 88 93 113
    18 112 93 98 118
    20 117 98 103 123

    * Measured 4 cm below natural waist

     

  • Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 25 reviews

    Love this pattern!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/26/2016
    This is a very well written pattern and the finished garment fits me perfectly!! I've already made two tunics - one in double gauze and the other in very lightweight cotton from India - and plan to make a million more.
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    Very nice pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/15/2016
    I've made this twice, once in lightweight cotton and once in cotton/Lycra blend. I need to make a hem facing for the Lycra blend as it has a wrong side that shows and it also needs a bit more wright to hang well. Made one versionwith convertible collar and one with just collar band. This will become a TNT pattern for me
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    My new wardrobe staple. I love this pattern!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/27/2016
    This is my favorite pattern! I made a wearable muslin first to check whether I needed a full bust adjustment: I am a "C" cup by sewing fitting standards. But because of the loose ease of this style, I did not need it. I now wear that muslin as a pajama top. The pattern comes together very easily. The choice of two collar options is great and the other details like the pleat in front and back and curved hem really make this style something special. I made the tunic in Japanese double gauze and dress in lightweight denim. I will be making more because they are so lovely to sew and wear.
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    Gallery Tunic
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/05/2016
    It has been quite awhile since I have done any garment sewing. I think I complicated the process a little by going with mid-weight shirting cotton/poly blend; the fabric will NOT hold a crease so pressing was frustrating. I wanted to try the pattern before purchasing a more expensive double gauze. Despite my questionable choice of fabric my top turned out beautifully! It fits well and looks great on. I will definitely go ahead with the more expensive fabric now that I have my basic white tunic completed. The fit is spot on. The instructions were clear and the tips provided were very helpful. I look forward to trying other patterns for my granddaughter and I.
    Comment by Jimmy Chadwick on 08/15/2016. Lisa: Try a tailor's clapper on the poly-cotton blend. YouTube shows how. I have one sold by Angela Wolf (maple), and easily get a knife-edge press on poly-blend fabric.
    5 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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    Excellent purchase
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 05/28/2016
    In the month since I downloaded this pattern I've made two summer dresses and a shirt. The instructions are excellent and I learned some good dressmaking tips from them. I can see myself constructing a whole wardrobe based around this design, varying the skirt and sleeve length and making a straight hem variation.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Best pattern I've ever had!
    Reviewed by on 05/22/2016
    Wow! I love this pattern. The instructions are so clear and easy to follow. I added the darts as suggested for a fuller bust and it worked out perfectly. I have made it in linen, double gauze and seersucker and they all look great. So comfortable to wear, I gave up on adding the pockets as the position wasn't right for me - just personal preference. Will carry on making more and more. Thank you!
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    New wardrobe staple!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 05/04/2016
    Love this pattern! It is very versatile, easy to sew, and complimentary to so many fabrics and prints. Pattern is very well designed with excellent modifications.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    A pleasure to sew and wear
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/20/2016
    Very nice design. I've made other similar tunics that are difficult to get on and off over my head. This one has plenty of room without being oversized. Sleeves are comfortable, too. I used a big graphic print. The pattern is suitable to so many types of fabric.
    5 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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    East to get a good result.
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/12/2016
    Clear instructions, easy to follow. Sleeves easy to constuct and sit well. Recommended.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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    Best Make Ever
    Reviewed by on 04/08/2016
    Making the Gallery Tunic was, I kid you not, the most pleasurable sewing experience of my life. I think it came down to the instructions, which were so beautifully clear that things which I would normally find daunting (like the placket) came together "like buttah." The finished shirt looks not only as good as RTW, but as good as expensive RTW. Amazing! This pattern will definitely become a TNT for me.
    A fit note: I am 5'3", and long tunics aren't that flattering on me, so I shortened it by 4 inches (taken out at waist level). The front hem hits at low-hip level now, and looks great. Many thanks, Liesl!
    11 of 11 customers found this helpful.
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    Really like this pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/05/2016
    Lovely pattern, I have worn my gallery tunic several times already. The directions were very clear and helpful.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Great fit, comfortable and flattering.
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/26/2016
    Great fit, comfortable and flattering. Used a nice drapey rayon. I made it just as the pattern recommends with no custom changes. The fit was perfect first time out. I thought the placket would be the hardest part but turned out to be exceptionally easy. I can't wait to make many more, this time I will be more creative.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Great Pattern!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/01/2016
    Very "On Trend" pattern. The instructions were well written and easy to understand the fit was very good. The fabric I used was a paisley cotton lawn and it is so comfortable. I already have a cotton border print for my next Gallery Tunic. This will definitely be a TNT pattern for me!
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    Excellent pattern, great to personalize too
    Reviewed by on 02/26/2016
    I just made my first tunic as part of the February, 2016 sew-along, and can't wait to sew a few more. The instructions, as always, are top notch. The tunic sews up beautifully without modifications, but is also an awesome starting point for adding your own personal touch with some modifications. I can see this pattern in my sewing rotation for a long time.
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    Great Fit, Comfortable, and Versatile
    Reviewed by on 02/25/2016
    I recently made the Gallery Tunic as part of the sew-along on the blog. Though I have several Oliver + S patterns, this is the first of the Liesl & Co patterns I have tried.

    The directions are clear and helpful, as expected. The fit is great! With a loose-fitting tunic, you could easily end up with a sloppy looking garment. This top has a nice fit in the shoulders and bust and contours in toward the waist and back out at the hips. The result is a really flattering fit and comfortable top.

    I love all of the different options. They make this pattern extremely versatile and definitely something you'll want to use more than once!
    4 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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    The Perfect Shirt
    Reviewed by on 02/05/2016
    I made this tunic from a double gauze that's plaid on one side, check on the other. I cut the placket from the "wrong" side for flashes of the check, which also shows a bit on the inside of the lower back.

    This pattern went together beautifully and was amazingly forgiving of the slipperiness and instability of the gauze.

    The collar, as others have noted, is rather big, but in the soft gauze it lies nicely on my collarbones. I've started another one in voile, decreasing the collar by 3/4" and adding two fabric button loops to the placket. It's very pretty and elegant.

    I feel so elegant-hippie in this shirt! It's going to be a big favorite this summer.
    4 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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    Happy!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/03/2015
    Made three blouses already. One in cotton/silk blend, one in poplin and one in lawn. It's a highly versatile pattern. In different fabrics they all look different. Planning one in brushed cotton (flannel) next. Don't consider it a tunic, but I'm 175 cm. Lengthened the sleeves, as almost always. The collar is to large I found all three times. I just shortened it along the already stitched line as a guide. Placket is easy peasy, great instructions. French seamed the shoulders. No need for an fba although having a (European) D cup. Hem is steeply curved, so ironed and glued first.
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    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/28/2015
    The collar on the Gallery tunic/dress is a half-inch wider and two inches longer than on my ready-to-wear shirts with a similar collar. I made the size 6, and I'm 5'2" tall. The width was easy to fix by folding the pattern piece, but I don't see any way to decrease the length. The collar is out of proportion for a petite person. The instructions are detailed and easy to follow.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    I loved this pattern and the result
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/16/2015
    I loved using this pattern, and the resulting tunic shirt I made. I thought the collar with the built in collar stand was very clever. The instructions were really thorough, and I was able to make the pleated placket very easily. I would definitely use another Liesl + Co pattern after this.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Great
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/31/2015
    Made tunic out of shirting fabric. Great instructions.
    Nice pattern.I have fabric for second tunic!
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    Beautiful pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/09/2015
    This pattern could have been made just for me! I made the tunic with some sueded rayon from my stash, and it drapes beautifully and is very flattering to my rectangle shaped body.

    The instructions are comprehensive, so much that they look kind of intimidating. But if you just go along one step at a time, it will lead you to a success. It's beautifully drafted and all the pieces go together perfectly.

    I found one error on the collar piece. One edge is marked Fold, but the fold should actually be on the opposite side of the piece.
    Thanks for the review Debbie. The error you mentioned was indeed found on the first printing. An errata notice for it can be found here.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    LOVE This Pattern!
    Reviewed by on 06/30/2015
    I love this pattern! I made the dress length in a soft chambray fabric, no collar and with the turned back cuffs. What a workhorse this is in my wardrobe! With a belt I'm currently wearing it with white jeans a LOT. I know I'll be sewing more from this pattern. Great instructions, very clear. Well drafted pattern, comes together beautifully!
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Perfect summer pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/28/2015
    I have made up this pattern as the tunic top in some cotton lawn, and already have the dress version cut out too. It makes a perfect lightweight summer top. The only issue I had was with attaching the collar, which came out too big for the neckline. This was probably a user error while cutting however. Thank you for this great pattern!
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    I can't wait for fall!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/24/2015
    I really enjoyed making this pattern. The placket is quite simple and the directions are great so don't let that hold you back if the idea makes you nervous. I HIGHLY recommend avoiding stiffer fabrics with this pattern. Some good quality chambray or linen work well (my dress is made from very soft dot chambray). If you are comfortable sewing lighter weight fabrics, get some nice voile or rayon challis. I am on the tall side and the dress is a great length for me. I will be making the tunic length top soon. I might also make another dress. . . .
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Nice n easy
    Reviewed by on 06/13/2015
    I whipped up one of these tunics today using the paper pattern. It had clear instructions and was very easy to make. The finish looks professional and fits well.
    I love Liesl patterns for their simplicity and reassuring no fuss instructions.
    If you are looking for an oversized shirt for the summer, give this one a go!
    4 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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  • Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers.

    The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing.

    Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.

    Errata

    In the first printing of this pattern, the fold indicator on piece 4 was located in the wrong place. It should be located along the shorter straight edge of the pattern piece as shown in this image.

    gallery tunic + dress, piece 4 corrected
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